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Doctor insights on: Eye Dilation During Pregnancy

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a person dilate fully to 10cm during pregnancy and not know? Can waters break and a person misses it somehow?

Can a person dilate fully to 10cm during pregnancy and not know? Can waters break and a person misses it somehow?

Sure but: I have seen a few patients come in to the hospital ready to deliver and they did not think they were really that far along. A few times patients have delivered at home not thinking they were laboring so fast. These are certainly the exceptions to the the normal course of labor ...Read more

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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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Which is the safest eye antibiotic ointment during pregnancy?

Which is the safest eye antibiotic ointment during pregnancy?

Erythromycin: You can check with your gynecologist, but I think this white mint is considered safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Eyes burning and pain during pregnancy is normal?

Eyes burning and pain during pregnancy is normal?

Eyes burning: Burning of the eyes is almost always due to irritation either from some dryness of the air, wind or pollution. Alternatively, you may have the dry eye syndrome. I suggest the frequent use of artificial tears which should give you substantial relief. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts during pregnancy, why?

My left eye hurts during pregnancy, why?

Get checked: There are some things that can be associated with pregnancy that you would want diagnosed and treated. It might be nothing more than dry eye but you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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If I am given an eye drop prescription for iritis, is this safe during pregnancy?

If I am given an eye drop prescription for iritis, is this safe during pregnancy?

Iritis: Most things used topically (not ingested), with very few exceptions are safe during. Would need to know specific medication. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more

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I have white bumps on my eyes they appeared during my pregnancy... And they are getting bigger I think it may be a colestrol issue?

I have white bumps on my eyes they appeared during my pregnancy... And they are getting bigger I think it may be a colestrol issue?

Called xanthomas but: Relatively rare. Cholesterol is part of every animal cell membrane on planet, allows membrane fluidity, animal cells to change shape, animals to move. Study on Google & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Cholesterol. Correct issue for arterial disease (typically starting in childhood) is lipoproteins (which transport all fats) best very ↓↓ LDL (Not LDL-C) & ↑↑ large HDL particles. Study my answers here ...Read more

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Does a baby's eye color change during pregnancy inside the mother?

No: Eye color is genetic but the final eye color does not occur until several months after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Should I stop steroid eye drops like durezol (difluprednate) during pregnancy?

Should I stop steroid eye drops like durezol (difluprednate) during pregnancy?

Category C: These meds are generally Category C, so the benfits must outweigh any risk. Generally, the meds do not have significant serum concentrations as they are eye drops, but check with your OB dr and eye to determine if you can do without them while pregnant or not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable. ...Read more

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I have constant "eye floaters" in my left eye. I'm only 23 and I noticed them during my second pregnancy (I'm 32 weeks). Could it be serious?

I have constant "eye floaters" in my left eye. I'm only 23 and I noticed them during my second pregnancy (I'm 32 weeks). Could it be serious?

See a Provider: May be something in the vitreous, but see a Provider to have your eyes checked out. Make sure you are wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes and don't look directly at the sun. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!

20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!

No problem: Almost all medications have a legal disclaimer about taking whatever it is during pregnancy - just to protect the company. Most are not necessary and this is true for Visine which is a saline mixture with no biologically active drugs that will have little distribution into your circulation and none across the placenta to your developing baby. This is not harmful and you can continue to use it. ...Read more

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During the eighth month of my pregnancy, my eye doctor said that I had very mild astigmatism. I have never been told that before. Could it be pregnancy related or is it possible that I might have always had it?

During the eighth month of my pregnancy, my eye doctor said that I had very mild astigmatism. I have never been told that before. Could it be pregnancy related or is it possible that I might have always had it?

Possible: The hormones, esp late in pregnancy, that allow you to stretch to let your baby come out can affect the biomechanics of the cornea. That is the main reason that lasik is not recommended in pregnancy and nursing (a relative, not absolute, contraindication). Sometimes your cornea will resume its prepregnancy shape after you stop nursing, but not always. It is also possible that it was always there. ...Read more

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Anyone with a stye like thing on your eye during pregnancy. It is a small red lump/spot near my tear duct. I've been prescribed fusidic acid ointment?

Anyone with a stye like thing on your eye during pregnancy. It is a small red lump/spot near my tear duct. I've been prescribed fusidic acid ointment?

Warm compresses: Several times a day.
May need antibiotics or lancing if not improving quickly.
Most open and drain- blocked follicle. Like a zit on the lid. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my cheekbone now for five years it has only grew during my pregnancy its a eye sore to me would I know if it were cancer in five yrs?

I have a mole on my cheekbone now for five years it has only grew during my pregnancy its a eye sore to me would I know if it were cancer in five yrs?

It sounds rather: Unlikely to be miedically serious, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can fix the 'eyesore' and make the diagnosis, but payment may be an issue, . ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

Cool compresses: If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist to determine what kind of conjunctvitis you have and the best treatment given you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Never had allergies, I am now in second trimester with a stuffy nose, sometimes itchy eye and sneezy but no other symptoms. Could I have developed allergies. If so is this only during pregnancy?

Never had allergies, I am now in second trimester with a stuffy nose, sometimes itchy eye and sneezy but no other symptoms. Could I have developed allergies. If so is this only during pregnancy?

Possibly: It might be congestion with pregnancy, or just mild viral upper respiratory infection, causing itchy eyes and sneezing, nasal congestion that occurs during pregnancy is common, and more towards the last trimester, relieved after birth, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs. Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs. Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, I wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more

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My body feels itchy. I had this during my pregnancy. Took allerid n felt better. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe. What to do?

My body feels itchy. I had this during my pregnancy. Took allerid n felt better. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe. What to do?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines are usually the most helpful medications you can take for itching. You can get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra, Claritin and other ah otc now. Any of these may help itching, but Claritin might be the least effective; results are individual. If the itching continues or worsens over time, see an allergist for help figuring out why you are itching. It could be a disease that needs attention. ...Read more

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Can a mother's concussion have an effect on her baby, if she hit her head during pregnancy?

Can a mother's concussion have an effect on her baby, if she hit her head during pregnancy?

Grade I No: A grade I concussion will result in a brief period of memory loss and a headache and will not affect the fetus. Grade ii and iii concussions resulting in more severe symptoms "may have an impact" but only on the mother's awareness. Comatose mothers still deliver healthy babies. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

Is it safe to use "head & shoulders" antidandruff shampoo&conditioner 2x a week during pregnancy? It's active ingredient is pyrithione zinc. I'm on 9wks

No known: There are no known contraindications in using shampoos containing pyrithione zinc while pregnant. Always check with your obstetrician when uncertain about medications during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

Pregnancy: There is no evidence to show that stripping membranes induces labor. In fact, it can results in cramping and spotting, just making you more uncomfortable than you already are! ...Read more